UWI Math Fair 2019: Mathematics in the 21st Century.
The UWI Math Fair 2019 included competitions before the day of the event, a trend that would carry forward to future Fairs. These were the Math Essay, Math Quiz, Math Modelling and Math Talent competitions.
The Math Essay Competition was categorized as follows: Junior (Forms 1 to 3), Intermediate (Forms 4 to 5), and Senior (Form 6). The essays were either expository or argumentative.
The Math Quiz was an online exam consisting of Multiple Choice Questions. The top 6 students from each level in the Math Quiz (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) were selected to compete in the Math Feud competition which was held on the day of the Math Fair.
The Math Modelling Competition was based on the theme, Mathematics in the 21st Century. For the poster, students had to present their findings of an original project, whereas for a model, they would build a physical adaptation of an existing model or concept. They had the opportunity to present their work to the judges on the day of the Fair. More than 30 students participated with the top submission in each category (Junior, Intermediate, Senior) receiving prizes.
The Math Talent Competition was a 2hour, Olympiadstyle exam which tested students' mathematical logic and reasoning skills. It was held during the weekend at two venues. Over 40 students competed, and prizes were awarded for the top 3 performers.
Students were most enthusiastic about the multitude of games and activities available at the fair, and enjoyed the opportunity to socialise and have fun.
Students share Crimefighting Formula at UWI
2019 Essay Champions
Juniors
“Why is the study of Mathematics Important?” or “Decimals in Daily Life”
1st place: Vinasha Singh
(SWAHA Hindu College)
2nd place: Waheeda Mohammed (St. George's College)
3rd place: Cindy Tang (St. George's College)
Intermediate
“Is Consumer Arithmetic More Relevant than Trigonometry in Daily Life?” or “Is Mathematics Crucial for Technological Growth”
1st place: Shaila Ramdhan (Holy Faith Convent, Couva)
2nd place: Brittney Siewah (Lakshmi Girls Hindu College)
3rd place: Alisha Jaime Bitan (SWAHA Hindu College)
Seniors
“Differential Equations in Daily Life” or “How is Data Science Shaping Society in the 21st Century?”
1st place: Rehanna Baptiste (ASJA Girls, San Fernando)
2nd place: Vidal Ramdass (SWAHA Hindu College)
3rd place: Celine Mohammed (ASJA Girls, San Fernando)
2019 Quiz Champions
Juniors

Radha Lalgee

Rihanna Harrybhajan

Aliyah Ruan

Kewen Xiao
Intermediate

Dana Vieira

Nicolle Sosa Diqquez

Amara Figuera

Maya Richards
Seniors

Sarah Berment

Ritesh Ramgan

Sathyadeep Marajh

Varaun Ramgoolie
2019 Poster Champions
Juniors
1st place:
"CSI Geometry"
Christianna Boodoo
Angelina Darsansingh
Zayna Francis
(Holy Faith Convent Couva)
2nd place:
"Mathematics in the 21st Century"
JolieAnn Jaggernauth
Candace Hosten
Adam Persad
(SWAHA Hindu College)
Intermediate
1st place:
"Mathematics in the 21st Century"
Jade Rique
Sangeeta Santokee
Varuna Kistow
(SWAHA Hindu College)
Seniors
1st place:
"Mathematics in the 21st Century"
Aruna Hardath
Vidal Ramdass
Ameera Chaitram
(SWAHA Hindu College)
2nd place:
"Math Memes"
Hannah AffonsoSmith
Arianna Khan
Charlotte Camcho
(St. Joseph's Convent,
PortofSpain)
2019 Physical Model Champions
Juniors
1st place:
"A Mind for Numbers"
Britney Bhagwansingh
Kayla Greene
Celicia Arneaud
(Holy Faith Convent, Couva)
2nd place:
"Mathematics in the 21st Century"
JolieAnn Jaggernauth
Candace Hosten
Adam Persad
Anish Subit
Keshavi Ramkissoon
(SWAHA Hindu College)
Intermediate
1st place:
"Mathematics in the 21st Century"
Varuna Kistow
Jade Rique
Sangeeta Santokee
David Shiwlal
Alisha Bitan
(SWAHA Hindu College)
Seniors
1st place:
"Kinetic Sculpture"
Danielle Downes
Rebecca Subrath
(St. Joseph's Convent,
PortofSpain)
2nd place:
"Ames Room"
Ceziah Joseph
Jeliya Leela
(St. Joseph's Convent,
PortofSpain)